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CBS
Apr 29, 2013 4:00am PDT
. >>> and d.c. comics. president obama casts a vote for comedy at this weekend's white house correspondents' dinner. >> take the sequester. republicans fell in love with this thing, and now they can't stop talking about how much they hate it. it's like we're trapped in a taylor swift album. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, april 29th, 2013. >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm vinita nair. we begin this morning into the investigation of the boston marathon bombings. investigators are still trying to determine if the suspects acted alone. the chairman of the house intelligence committee, chairman mike rogers, says persons of interest are being sought, meanwhile the mother is coming under close scrutiny. during a wiretapped phone conversation with her older son, she's heard discussing jihad. ines ferre reports. >> reporter: lawmakers are questioning whether the boston bombing suspects may have had training from terrorists. the chairman of the homeland security system says the tsarnaev brothers used weapons similar to pakistan, afghanistan, and
CBS
May 4, 2013 5:00am PDT
®. ♪ >>> cal pan is known for playing kumar and for a role in "house." he also worked in the obama white house and now he is hosting "the big brain theory" on the discovery channel. back in the '80s the best minds in this country were called upon to create a missile defense system. untold millions were spent on a system nicknamed star wars. but it never quite worked. at the time scientists compared to shooting a bullet with a bullet, an insanely difficult task. and that insanely difficult task is your next challenge. >> no way. >> your challenge is to build a device that can be remotely controlled from inside your bufrpger to hit that missile in the air. >> feeling like she did, no way! good morning. >> good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> it s it's exciting. it is dorky tv. >> so what exactly is the premise? >> the premise is basically top chef for engineers. and so we have ten young american engineers and a set of cooking they have to come up with solutions to crazy engineering challenge that's have real world applications. >> and the contestants are from all walks of
FOX
Apr 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >>> according a white house official, president obama will nominate anthony fox as his new transportation secretary. if confirmed, he would replaceout going secretary ray lahood. fox is the first african- american mommyny among -- nominee among the new cabinet members for president obama's second term. >>> george lucas is one of three finalists to create a cultural hub in san francisco's presidio. they received 16 proposals at the space for the former building at crissy field. george lucas wants to use that site to build an art museum from his personal collection. two other ideas, an institute and a hub for exhibits and performances. those finalists will be asked to submit a final proposal this fall. >>> nippon airways completely, safely, a two-hour flight after being fitted with a new result yum battery design. some insiders say that could have passengers from san jose and japan again before the end of next month. >>> police in los angeles are dealing with a rather unusual suspect. this is video of the man police thought they were looking for but it turns out it wasn't their way and he w
CBS
Apr 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >>> welcome back to "cbs this morning." president obama had some fun saturday night at the white house correspondents' dinner. he also got revenge on his critics. later we'll take you to the dinner. >>> plus the boxing coach says he knows what may have changed the course of tamerlan's life. the result may have led to the boston marathon attack. that's ahead. >>> last night "60 minutes" did something it's never done in its 45-year program. the program interviewed a serial killer. he's known as an angel of death. he's confessed to killing between 30 and 40 patients injecting them with drugs. >> how did you choose who you were going to give this medication to? >> it's hard for me to go back in time and think about what things were running through my mind at the time. >> was it personal? >> no, no. >> did you get pleasure out of it? satisfaction? >> no. i mean i -- i -- i had thought that -- that people weren't suffering anymore, so in a sense, i thought i was helping. >> cullen suggested several times that his actions were merciful but his evidence doesn't suppor
ABC
Apr 30, 2013 1:40am PDT
has drawn support from a cross-section of america, including the white house. >> president obama reached out by phone and the first lady tweeted, so proud of you jason collins. this is a huge step for our country. we've got your back. >> all of that prompted collins' only tweet saying, i knew i was choosing the road less traveled but i am not walking it alone. we go to radio host, jason page. thank you for joining us. >> absolutely. >> clearly a landmark decision, on the one hand, also surprising it took this long. what it your reaction, give perspective on this. >> i don't know if it is surprising it took so long as much as the guy that decided to break the barrier. all of us were predicting it needed to be a star player. needed to be a guy relatively young. but a guy that had cache, to survive the potential backlash. instead it's the exact opposite. a fringe player, a guy who may play seven to ten minutes a night, a free agent. i mean, you couldn't have drawn it up differently than a lot of the people i had been talking to behind the scenes who were predicting this would play o
FOX
May 2, 2013 7:00am PDT
from the rose garden in the white house. president obama announcing two new nominations. the lady on the right is penny pritzger. nominated as the new commerce secretary. businesswoman, philanthropist and heirist. also be nominating michael froman on your left as the new u.s. trade representative. right now is one of the president's top economic advisors. again, you are looking live at the white house. the new nominees to the president's administration. >>> in the next 30 minutes, the president is due to leave the white house and fly to mexico. this afternoon he meets with the president of mexico. this trip could play a big role in the immigration reform fight right here in the u.s. >> reporter: president obama is counting on the u.s./mexico relationship to appeal to congress to move on immigration legislation. president obama and mexican president are on the same page with immigration reform. both support a path to citizenship for the 11 million people in the u.s. illegally. and both to establish a temporary seasonal work program for people from mexico and other parts of latin am
ABC
Apr 30, 2013 4:00pm PDT
to president obama after the president made a joke about him at the white house correspondents dinner. >> taking a look at traffic in san jose. this is high 83. to the left you can see the exlit near shark tank. traffic going towards san jose airport. to south san jose. back >>> thousands of pounds of fresh produce delivered to the footd banks this morning brought by the truck load from farms in southern california. these donations sick sig nam a start of produce season. they see fresh fruits and vegetables. the fonda family program allows the barngs to purchase the produce for below market rate. >> latest move by yahoo ceo to keep employees happy there and twitter's warning to journalist. >> hi, emily. >> good afternoon, apple raised $17 billion in the largest corporate bond sell ever. the first time in nearly two decades the maker sold bonds which the company will give back to shareholders part of the buy back program. yahoo announced a competitive maternity policy, offering 16 weeks of paid maternity leave, eight weeks of leave for new dads. updates after marisa myer ended the comp
ABC
Apr 30, 2013 4:30am PDT
-dominated locker room. >> president obama personally called jason colins to express his support, a white house aide said he was impressed by his courage and the first laid tweeted "we got your back." >> thank you. you can see the exclusive interview with george stephanopolis this morning on "good morning america" at 7:00 a.m. right after the abc7 morning news. >> new this morning, the oakland a's and fans deserve to sleep in after an epic battle that lasted unbelievable 6 1/2 hours going 19 innings. boy, that game at coliseum began last night and ended only three hours ago this morning when a's first baseman moss hit the two-run homer to beat the angels 10-8 after the a's rallied from behind in a game that had a 7 and 14 inning stretch and lasted past the final bart train, the longest gamive in both teams' history. >> oakland police department is slowly making much needed reforms according to a report by court-appointed monitor overseeing the reforms related to police brutality. the monitor says the department is meeting many of the 51 new guidelines including speeding the time taken to investigate
ABC
May 1, 2013 4:00am PDT
is suffering trauma after appearing in that photo. >>> after showing off his chops at the white house correspondents' dinner, president obama is back to serious business. in a wide-ranging news conference, the president said until there is, quote, hard, effective evidence that syria used chemical weapons against its citizens, he will not consider military action. the president also addressed guantanamo bay vowing to renew his push to close the detention facility. he also expressed concern about the dozens of terror suspects held there who are engaged in a hunger strike. >>> investigators in mississippi say the man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to top officials ordered caster beans on ebay. ricin is derived from those beans. james everett dutschke is being held without bond in this case. officials say they found traces of ricin on a dust mask that dut ki threw in a dumpster and in a martial arts studio he used to own. >>> well, it's may 1st, and authorities in seattle are gearing up hoping to avoid a repeat of the violence during last year's may day march. there will be demons
FOX
Apr 27, 2013 10:00pm PDT
at guantanamo without charges since the early 2000's. >>> president obama poked fun at him and the president at the annual white house correspondent's dinner. he showed himself with a picture of bangs a fashion move praised when mrs. obama cut her hair. the president tackled the controversy that came up during his last california visit. >> i happened to mention that calmalla harris is the best- looking attorney general in the country. as you might imagine, i got in trouble when i got back home. [ laughter ] who knew eric holder was so sensitive? >> we spotted san francisco lee ed lee at dinner. the dinner raises money for journalism scholarships the bay area city that made the list of one of the most ten well-read places on the earth. >> but first a dedicated group takes to the streets of oakland to call to the end of violence. >> halfway through, we were panting. >> climbing for a cause. why it wasn't baseball that brought hundreds to at&t park this morning? authorities in oakland detained about a dozen people overnight for allegedly throwing bottles at sheriff's deputies the sheriff'
CBS
Apr 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
time. today 166 remain. bill plante asks the question that made news today. he's at the white house now. bill? >> reporter: scott, when barack obama was running for president in 2008, he vowed to close the u.s. prison in guantanamo bay cuba, a promise he did not keep. today he blamed congress. and with many of the prisoners there on that hunger strike that you mentioned, he said he'd try again. >> is it any surprise really that they would prefer death rather than have no end in sight to their confinement? >> it is not a surprise to me that we have problems in guantanamo. it is expensive. it is inefficient. it hurts us in terms of our international standing. it lessens cooperation with our allies on counter-terrorism efforts. it is a recruitment tool for extremists. it needs to be closed. i'm going to go back at this and i'm going to reengage with congress to try to make the case that this is not something that is in the best interest of the american people. >> meanwhile you continue to force feed these folks. >> i don't want these individuals to die. obviously the pentagon is trying to
FOX News
Apr 28, 2013 4:00pm PDT
that the assad regime used or tried to use chemical weapons. president obama said repeatedly that the use of chemical weapons would cross a red line forcing action but stopped short of saying what type of action would be taken. the white house is very concerned about the use of chemical weapons against rebels and civilians but equally concerned that the weapons may fall into the hands of extremist groups fighting alongside the rebels. president obama reduced expectations that the u.s. would intervene in syria any time soon. as the fighting rages on u.s. officials fear if the united states were to intervene and remove assad, things may just get worse. harris? >> harris: conor, thank you. a knife attack in new mexico leaves four people hurt. it happened in a place of worship. details still coming into the newsroom now from albuquerque. service was closing this morning when a young man climbed over the pews and began repeatedly stabbing the choir's lead singer. other parishonners may have been hurt as they struggled to substitute attacker. remarkably none of the injuries considered life thre
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 4:00am PDT
cancer travelled to the white house, recently spend some time in the oval office with president obama. >>> ahead on "starting point," something rarely seen, just a few hours ago a queen an dickating her throne in favor of her son. why? we're live in amsterdam with the ceremony and the details. then intelligence agencies have been accused of dropping the ball by not intercepting one of the boston bombing suspects. a new frontline investigation of what federal agencies are doing to keep us safe from terror attacks. it yellows over time. when it comes to your smile, if you're not whitening, you're yellowing. crest whitestrips whiten as well as $500 professional treatments. guaranteed. crest 3d white whitestrips. guaranteed. i'm also a survivor of ovarian a writand uterine cancers. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers. symptoms are not the same for everyone. i got sic
NBC
Apr 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
condition. lester, erica. >> michelle franzen, thanks very much. >>> we want to turn now to the white house correspondents determine last night. >> it's a chance for washington, for the journalist who's cover the city, to break bread together and poke a bit of fun at one another. president obama embraced his role as comedian in chief. our white house peter alexander made it there for all the laughs. >> i feel like it s just a couple of hours ago. you talk about the politicians, the journalists, plenty of celebrities too. a couple of sightings i had. bradley cooper, katie perry there. they call this as the nerd prom, but it's highlighted each year by these dualing comedic appearances this year between the president and late night host conan o'brien, where really nothing is off limits. not the politicians, the pundits, or even the president himself. ♪ ♪ don't stop the party >> it's like when two different zoos get together. you know, the hollywood zoo and the d.c. zoo. >> president obama, that's my man. ♪ >> thank you. how do you like my new entrance music? rush limbaugh warned you abou
ABC
May 1, 2013 2:35am EDT
son is suffering trauma after appearing in the photo. >> fresh off his xhedic performance at the white house correspondents' dinner. president obama met with reporters to discuss serious questions. he tackled domestic and foreigner use beginning with sear yeah. here is abc's jonathan carl. >> reporter: president obama had a clear message for the american people there will be no rush to american action in syria. for one thing the evidence is incomplete. >> what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of syria. but we don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them on. >> reporter: the president is 100 days into his second term and faced a string of defeats in congress. >> do you still have the juice to get the rest of your jenn throu -- agenda through the congress. >> put it that way. maybe i should pack up and go home. mark twain said rumors of my demise may bea little exaggerated. >> the problem he said is congress. >> john thnathan, you seem to st that somehow these folks over there have no responsibilities and my job is to somehow get th
CSPAN
May 2, 2013 8:00pm EDT
with chris christie. and rodet c-span.org to the white house. president obama left the white house this afternoon after making a couple of cabinet appointments, and he headed to mexico for the first of three days of his latin american trip. he held a news conference with the mexican president. a number of topics were talked about including immigration and commerce as well. of three days. here is their news conference from earlier. it is about 50 minutes. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> his excellency, and barack obama. we will hear from the president of the united mexican states. good afternoon, everyone. first and foremost, i would like to extend the warmest welcome to barack obama and his team. we would like to welcome them with open arms. we hope you feel at home. we appreciate your will. relationship built of mutual respect and collaboration for the benefit of our people. before we cover the areas on behalf of the mexican people, i -- to repeat our unfortunately common and it took the lives of a
ABC
Apr 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
life in prison. robin? >> one bizarre twist after another. >> that is a stiff penalty. >>> to the white house, where president obama is facing new calls for military action in syria, after releasing evidence last week that the assad regime has used chemical weapons. abc's jon karl is tracking that from the white house. the white house is considering stepping up military involvement if the evidence is confirmed. >> reporter: that's right, george. the official line is that all options are on the table. but senior officials have made it clear that ground troops are not going to happen. they're looking at arming the rebels, targeted air strikes or a no-fly zone. i wouldn't expect to see any of these any time soon. the evidence needs to be corroborated. even once that happens this is a white house that is determined not to rush into any stepped-up military involvement. >> it could take several weeks. >>> on a much lighter note, the white house correspondents' dinner over the weekend. the president is really honing his standup skills. take a look. >> i understand, second term, need a burst of
CBS
May 1, 2013 4:30am EDT
ginnis is in washington this morning. susan? >> and . >> anne-marie, despite those poll numbers, the white house is considering greater involvement in syria. they say the international community must be fully confident. president obama is said to be considering a plan to ship weapons to rebel groups fighting the syrian army. the president has ordered his national security team to identify what the u.s. can do to help topple syrian dictator bashir al assad. >> we've got do everything we can to protect the syrian people. >> the president said he likely used chemical weapons against his own people, but he said more evidence is needed. >> i've got to be sure i have got the facts. that's what americans expect. >> the president said he likely used chemical weapons against hiss own people, but more evidence is needed. he called the use of chemical weapon games-changer. >> that means there are some options we might not otherwise exercise that we would -- that we would strongly consider. >> but president obama stopped short of repeating that syria's use of chemical weapons is a redline that it cannot cro
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 11:00am PDT
obama made news saying all the options the white house is currently energy syria, boots on the ground, u.s. troops, not one of those options, how surprised are you by that? >> not surprised given the administration's incredible caution. i applaud that we don't want another iraq. we have to act. the syrian opposition is begging for weaponry. assad is wing, broken the blockade of a few bases and the world sort of weight, more moderate members of the foreign army, general broke want al qaeda-aligned jihadist rebels. he says he has more secular forces and begging us for simple things, one way to start if we art rebels, millen anti-tank missiles, they can taken out syrian armor. the fear would be someday they might be used against israeli forces but not talking anti-aircraft missile this is not sophisticate bud could make a difference, i think. i was speaking with someone yesterday and they said this is specifically the kind of weapon we want. very effective against armor. >> what's it called again? >> the millen anti-tank missile. >> the millen anti-tank missile. >> they have small arms, but
CNN
May 3, 2013 4:00am PDT
is about what it was when obama walked in the door at the white house. not looking at progress here. the idea, if the government spends money everybody gets rich, we tried that. we didn't have recovery summer. >> let me let ken respond to that. >> we shouldn't be arguing about the past. but i think if you compare how the u.s. economy is doing vicea ve vis a vis the british recovery. we really got out of the deep recession and got us in a positive direction. right now, though, what we're looking at is, yes, there are good signs here, part-time workers, good sign, and businesses are trying to add capacity. but, you know, the sense that washington is broken and if -- you know, the problem is the president put forth a balanced plan to get our fiscal situation on better ground. train the workers to create good manufacturing jobs and republicans have not done anything on congress on it. a self-inflicted wound. like breaking your pencil right before you go take the big exam. it doesn't make any sense. >> let's go back to christine. what are we hearing? >> futures moving higher. and retail
CBS
Apr 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
news special report. president obama is about to hold a white house news conference. >> this is the first time since march 1st that the president has held a white house news conference. it's only the second white house news conference this year. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> tkpwofrpg to you, nora. there's no particular reason for this news conference. the president thought it would be a good idea to answer some questions before his trip to folks colater this week. this is the 100th day of the be second term. there's been a lot of criticism that he hasn't gotten much accomplished. he may see this as a way to relaunch his efforts. we know he will be asked about syria, immigration, gun control which failed miserably. immigration is live only because he managed to stay out of it. and other topics certain to come up, the debt, the coming limits on spending which will be a big fight in congress this summer, and who gets blamed of course is always a major concern of the white house. the public either blames congress or the president. the preside
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 2:00pm EDT
in hopes of gaining world sympathy. as we mentioned at the white house, president obama told reporters today that the possible use of chemical weapons in syria remains a so-called game changer. and the president did not rule out any action in response to this news. >> that would be an escalation in our view of the threat to the security of the international community, our allies, and the united states, and that means that there is some options we might not otherwise exercise that we would -- that we would strongly consider. >> and -- >> want to talk about syria and the potential u.s. response here as we go forward. fred pleitgen is standing by in damascus and barbara starr at the pentagon. barbara, i want to come to you in a minute. first, fred, tell me what you're seeing in the capital city today, and what are conditions like there? >> reporter: hi, brooke. i was at that bombing site about 20 minutes after that bombing happened. i can tell you it was a scene of absolute carnage there, there were still wounded being carried out. people are very angry. a lot of them we have been speakin
KOFY
Apr 30, 2013 9:00pm PDT
lady michelle obama is gaiving huge shout out to silicon valley high tech giant cisco. cisco is helping returning veteran transition that civilian jobs. mark matthews has the story from silicon valley and the white house. >> president and first lady spent the past two days bringing attention to national program to the hire returning veterans. yesterday michelle obama singled out cisco systems ceo for major contributor. >> i want to thank john chambers and everyone at cisco for their extraordinary leadership. >>reporter: what cisco did is create a computer program that translates a soldier military specialty that a civilian job description. >> whole point of the program is to really help to make that translation between your military experience an skills and civilian jobs and skills needed in the civil i don't know work force. >>reporter: skoys democrat stated how veteran can enter in military code for his or her specialty and up will come list of civilian job and seniority indication or licenses that are required and steps on how to get any additional training. hewlett-pa
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 4:00am PDT
targeting weapons shipments that were headed to hezbollah in lebanon. so white house officials are not commenting this morning, but president obama has consistently said he believes that israel has a right to defend itself. and i can tell you that syria has been a pressing concern for this administration. of course, president obama traveling here in latin america, landed here in costa rica yesterday, and held a joint news conference in which he got a question about the conflict in syria, and he made his most definitive comment to date about possible american military intervention. take a listen to what he had to say. >> i do not foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in syria, american boots on the ground in syria, would not only be good for america, but also would be good for syria. >> so the president all but ruling out the possibility of putting boots on the ground. according to most polls, americans are opposed to direct military intervention in syria. they are war weary in the wake of iraq and afghanistan. so other possible options under consideration, united stat
FOX Business
Apr 29, 2013 3:00pm EDT
news. president obama has tapped its transportation secretary nominee. rich: at an indoor ceremony, because it is raining at the white house, so thanks for pointing out the weather in california. he has been chosen to lead the department of transportation. perhaps a move away from the department of transportation current secretary, ray lahood. take a listen. >> our top party as a nation is doing everything we can to grow our economy and build great jobs. one of the best ways we can do that is to put americans back to work rebuilding our infrastructure. that is why i propose a fix it first program to put more people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent rep. rich: this is what the psident has in store. $50 billion one-time shop for infrastructure projects. $1 billion for a new air traffic control system. this is still something that has to go through the senate confirmation. the head of the transportation committee basically saying that it looks forward to remaining committed. once he has been confirmed by the senate, a good time for him, i look forward to working with mayo
ABC
May 1, 2013 7:00am PDT
they're saying. >> to the white house where president obama is set to provide more military aid to the rebels fighting president assad in syria. one of many issues at the press conference, abc's jon karl was there with tough questions of his own. good morning, jon. the president stepping up the pressure on syria but also making clear that we're not talking about troops here. >> reporter: that's right, george. no desire in this white house to send u.s. troops to syria or get them involved in that conflict really in any way but what they are preparing to do is significantly ramp up aid to the rebels that are fighting president assad. in the short term this will mean more nonlethal aid like night vision goggles, body armor, communications equipment, but i am told that the administration is preparing plans that would send weapons, lethal aid to those rebels. the president has long resisted because of the chance that those weapons could end up in the wrong hands. >> jon, you also asked the president a question about his languishing legislative agenda. it seemed to get under his skin
CBS
May 2, 2013 7:00am PDT
to speak to those americans evacuated from benghazi, but claim the white house won't release the names. the administration argues they have answered all relevant questions. president obama said tuesday he remains focused on finding out what happened. >> our job with respect to benghazi has been to fin out exactly what happened. to make sure that the u.s. embassy, not just in the middle east, but around the world are safe and secure. and to bring those who carried it out to justice. >> but eight months later, no suspects and no arrests. this week, the families of the fallen will see the names of their loved ones unveiled here at the u.s. state department. added to the list ambassador chris stevens, glen dougherty, ty woods, and sean smith. the union representing the foreign service says some members have questions about how these deaths could have been avoided. secretary kerry and vice president biden about honor the victims and other fallen service officers at a ceremony held here tomorrow. >> margaret brennan, thanks. >>> several wildfires burning in california. m
ABC
May 2, 2013 2:35am EDT
people. senior white house officials say the u.s. is considering sending weapons to rebel fighters. a move seen as a serious escalation and one that president obama rejected last year. >> all right, now to the legal battle over the morning after pill. the justice department says a new york judge overstepped his bounds when he ordered all age restrictions on the pill lifted. now the government is a peeling the judge's order arguing his decision should be suspended for now. >> many of us are finally enjoying some ideal springtime weather. others are dig out their cars from deep snow. take a look at fort collins, colorado. the snow is so heavy and wet, it is snapping tree branches. as much as 20 inches fell in some spots. from the rockies well into the midwest. meanwhilen southern california, strong winds are pushing a wildfire that forced some people from their homes. it has burned some 3,000 acres already along with one home and several vehicles. one fire fighter has been injured, battling this blaze. it is unclear how it starteded and officials are not saying whether they expect to
CBS
May 2, 2013 7:00am EDT
to speak to those americans evacuated from benghazi but claim the white house won't release the names. the administration argues that they have answered all relevant questions. president obama said tuesday he remains focused on finding out what happened. >> our job with respect to benghazi has been to find out exactly what happened, to make sure that u.s. embassies, not just in the middle east but around the world, are safe and secure, and to bring those who carried it out to justice. >> but eight months later there are no suspects and no arrests. this week the families of the fallen will see the names of their loved ones unveiled here at the u.s. state department. added to the list, ambassador chris stevens, glen doherty, ty woods, and sean smith. the union representing the foreign service also has questions about how these deaths could have been carried. they'll honor others aet a ceremony held here tomorrow. >> all right. margaret brennan, thank you. >>> and several wildfires are burning in california. much of southern california is under a red flag warning. that's because of wind,
ABC
May 2, 2013 1:40am PDT
the white house is under growing pressure to take some kind of action. so far president obama has been reluctant to get involved, but as abc's jonathan karl reports that may be changing. >> reporter: embattled syrian president bashar al assad the man accused of using chemical weapons on his own people made his first public appearance in more than a month appearing entirely at ease on syrian state tv, touring an electrical plant in damascus. the white house is turning up the heat. >> syria's future cannot include assad. his hands are bathed in blood, the blood of his own people. he has no place in syria's future and no support from the syrian people. >> reporter: senior u.s. officials say the administration is now considering sending weapons to rebel fighters. they have requested anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons. abc news has learned the first nonmilitary aid to rebel fighters arrived in syria and more is in the pipeline. including body armor, military vehicles, and night vision goggles. sending weapons would be a big escalation, and a move that president obama rejected last year out
CNN
Apr 29, 2013 4:00am PDT
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CBS
May 3, 2013 7:00am PDT
at least as it concerns background checks president obama will work this issue well and continue to work. the white house believes there is polling data that for some of the senators that voted against the background check amendment the first time they can change their minds, that is something the white house is trying to do. >> senator manchin wants to do something, struggling to find a way to come back. >> absolutely. you see families putting pressure on the democratic senators. that's why the white house remains hopeful? >> reporter: the big question the white house has to answer does it use the same background check language and apply more political pressure and hope it can win, or does it change the language to attract senators that disliked the first time. they hope it will work to their advantage in 2014 and that's a fact that the white house must consider as it looks to legislation and the underlying politics. norah and charlie. >> major garrett, thanks. >>> unemployment hitting a four-year low. the jobless rate went down to 7.5%. employers added 165,000 j
FOX Business
Apr 30, 2013 3:00pm EDT
anniversary of something called joining forces, veterans hiring initiative lost by the white house years ago. american companies have already hired some 290,000 veterans. we need them to do more. michele obama announced plans to hire another 435,000 veterans over just the next five years. our next guest is a big part of this effort. siemens, a german industrial giant that has a day operation here in the u.s. a new job training program to help our veterans stepping up to the plate with breaking news on this. u.s.a. ceo. you may remember him because he was called up by the president during his state of the union address as a company it is creating jobs here in the u.s. you hear of specific pieces. big news which will be officially announced in less than half an hour. that is it. >> we have been a big part of joining forces. we hired over a thousand. one of the things we found is that veterans want to get into higher-paying jobs, more technical jobs. they have good technical but need more. we are announcing a new initiative tired veterans and to our software technology business. we're going to
MSNBC
Apr 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
problem. >> white families were four times as healthy as nonwhite m families. how much of a concern is this for the obama administration. we hit the 100-day benchmark for the president in his second term. >>> i think it's a concern for him but i think a lot of people are frustrated that this isn't the front of his agenda and congress's agenda more. before the election you heard congress and the president constantly mentioning jobs, jobs, jobs. now you don't hear that as much. there's many more focus on immigration, gun control legislation. these are all important issues but a lot of people would like to see congress again looking toward economic recovery, toward recovering the housing market and what to do about the fact that so many people don't have jobs. >> as you bring up, immigration is something that the president ran on in '08 and 2012. this problem with syria is something that skould have been anticipated as we've been watching a humanitarian crisis gho on in that country for the last two years. on the daily rundown, there was a man that appeared with check chuck. i want to
CNN
Apr 29, 2013 2:00am PDT
in the western hemisphere, and the third tallest in the world. >>> it's payback for president obama. the commander in chief got a chance to give his critics a few well-placed dinner at the white house correspondents' dinner. conan o'brien was the emcee and lots of stars were in attendance at the nerd prom as it's known. here's some of what the president had to say. >> even after all this time i still make rookie mistakes. like i'm out in california, at a fund-raiser, having a nice time. i happen to mention that kamela harris is the best looking attorney in the country. as you can imagine, i got in trouble when i got back home. who knew eric holder was so sensitive. >> you remember a few months ago my administration put out a photograph of me going skeet shooting at camp david? you remember that? and quite a number of people insisted that this had been photo shopped. but tonight i have something to confess -- you were right. guys k we show them the actual photo? we were just trying to tone it down a little bit. i went to the opening of the bush presidential library in dallas. it was
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 2:00am PDT
. and remember when president obama joked about getting a drink with senator mitch mcconnell at the white house correspondents' dinner? mitch mcconal is returning the laugh and he is ready to accept. waiting for the president. >> thank you very much, chriine. 41 minutes past the hour. more on that groundbreaking announcement from nba player jason collins. in his essay yesterday for "sports illustrated" he said, i didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major american team sport. but since i am, i'm happy to the start the i had my way, someon would have already done this. nobody has, which is why i'm raising my hand. the 34-year-old has gotten support from all corners of the sports world. from nba commissioner david stern to former teammates. so let's talk about the reaction with mike golic and mike greenberg the mosts of "mike & mike" on espn radio and espn2. they're joining us this morning. collins is the first active player in a major u.s. sport to come out. how big of a deal is this? >> well, it's both an enormous deal and i think no big deal at all. with regard to th
ABC
May 4, 2013 7:00am PDT
in costa rica where the president is traveling, no comment from the white house referring all questions to the israelis. as tensions rise in the middle east, president obama did tell reporters he's keeping all options open. but he is being careful because of prior mistakes, he says, made by moving too quickly in the middle east, and he is reluctant to send in american troops. >> i do not foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in syria, american boots on the ground in syria, would not only be good for america, but also would be good for syria. >> reporter: the president also saying he's willing to use every pressure point available against syria. dan and bianna. >> a major challenge facing this administration right now. jim avila traveling with the president. thank you. >>> a lot of other news developing overnight. and for that, as always, it's mr. ron claiborne. good morning, sir. >> good morning, mr. dan harris and bianna golodryga. good morning, america. >>> we begin with that routine traffic stop that turned into a deadly shootout. police in ohio have released this disturbin
FOX News
May 2, 2013 6:00am PDT
celebrations outside the white house. celebrations at ground zero in new york city. and president obama declared al qaeda on the path to defeat. but one of our next guests says, that fight is far from over today. [gunfire] martha: violence on the streets of a u.s. city where police were attacked for the second straight year. we'll tell you what is going on. [shouting] @ñ@@@í
CSPAN
May 3, 2013 12:00pm EDT
perspective. they look at president obama different than the older generation. the black-white paradigm i think is going to shift. i mean we've got to get brown in their you know? i think that's happening. that is happening. we do not need to have a dramatic kind of upheaval in order to change. that's important. >> i think you're right. i think the paradigm has already shifted. and i think there's a new context that is being, new concept rather. a new construct has already built. since winter, somebody kind of hinted before i go to tom, about the next generation, the future of education. so brown is in the mix. we are no longer america's favorite minority, and i'm okay with that. [laughter] my feelings aren't hurt. we at least got a black president out of it last night and now -- [laughter] this is your area. >> you all had a longtime. >> i ain't mad at you spent the bad news is we got you surrounded. the good news is we come in peace. [laughter] >> here's the question. speaking of coming in peace there is conflict there. there is conflict in communities communities, black brown trying t
Current
May 3, 2013 3:00am PDT
on what president obama's increasingly graying hair might mean. >> number 5. >> your hair is so white it could be a member of your cabinet. >> ooh. >> the president obviously getting slammed for not having a more minority -- more minorities in his cabinet. he took care of that when he named mel watt head of fsha. the president had his turn at the podium. he did very, very well. and he talked about the little gaffe he made when he phrased california attorney general pamela harris for being the most beautiful attorney general in the country. >> number 4? >> i am not in california. i happen to mention pamela harris is the best-looking attorney general in the country. as you might imagine i got trouble when i got back home. who knew eric holder was so sensitive. >> bill: very funny the first time around. the president, cnn came in for quite a few knox in the evening, from conan o'brien, but it was president obama who got the first shot in at cnn. remember, this is after john king up in boston reported that they arrested the suspect in the bombing case when
CNN
May 2, 2013 2:00am PDT
will quell or suppress the violence brought about by the cartels. >> reporter: the obama administration is downplaying the shift in security cooperation. >> our relationship with mexico is broader than that. we have deep economic, cultural and family ties with mexico. >> reporter: dan loathian, cnn, the white house. >>> it is 18 minutes past the hour. let's get you up to date. three friends of surviving boston bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev are suspects themselves. they are charged with trying to discard evidence. the third suspect, robel phillipos is charged with making false statements. sources also tell cnn tamerlan tsarnaev's widow spoke to him after the fbi released his photo. >> the fbi releasing photos of three men who may have information on the deadly attack on ben gady last fall. they're not considered suspects but the fbi wants to find and speak to them because they were on the ground of the mission when it was attacked. four americans were killed in that attack including ambassador christopher stevens. of course, he was the ambassador to libya. >>> and 11 years, 11 years
FOX Business
Apr 29, 2013 1:00pm EDT
obama expected to select charlotte, north carolina, mayor, anthony foxx as his new transportation chief. rich edson is live at the white house with more on the president's new nominee. >> just a couple minutes, the president will make the new announcement. anthony foxx, mayor of charlotte. known for bringing transportation and infrastructure projects to his city. shifting department of transportation, ray lahood, focused on safety, texting while driving to infrastructure projection. take a look. he wants $4 billion additional dollars for department of transportation fund. $50 billion up front in additional infrastructure projects. $40 billion over five-year period for additional rail projects and one billion for a new traffic control system. this is up for a senate nomination and confirmation. a process will begin once the president makes his initial confirmation here or recommendation here to the united states senate. we expect that to happen in just a minute or some back to you. ashley: let's listen in. >> everybody have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. ray lahood has said that bein
MSNBC
May 3, 2013 3:00am PDT
for the white house and it's showing when it comes to recent appointments? >> a couple of cabinet picks this week, top appointments this week by president obama shows sort of a second term approach. officials tell glenn thrush who wrote this piece in the first term the president was more likely to make a cabinet pick for political reasons or because people told him he should or because he had to. this cabinet is more of his cabinet. people he wants in there. we saw that yesterday with the nomination of penny pritsker who helped get obama his career started and part of the chicago group that first started with him and she has -- because of her family, holding, she has a complicated confirmation hearing but the president is willing to go through that. also with the federal housing credit agency which oversees fannie mae, freddie mac and picking mel watt a democrat from the chart area of north carolina. republicans thought they had hair own plan in the works to reform fannie and freddie and that is not going to happen. mel has good relations with the banking community there and the republi
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